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Knutson resigns hoops post at Ridgewater

Bob Knutson has resigned, after eight seasons as the Ridgewater College men’s basketball coach, Warriors’ athletic director Todd Thorstad announced Friday. Knutson, a retired teacher, formerly coached New London-Spicer High School boys basketball.

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The search for Knutson’s replacement is in progress, Thorstad said.

Twins and Tigers rained out

Sunday's series finale between Detroit and host Minnesota was postponed due to rain.

No makeup date was immediately announced but the Tigers visit Minnesota twice more this season - Aug. 22-24 and Sept. 15-17. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters the game will probably be made up during Detroit's August visit.

The Tigers open a two-game road series against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday and scheduled Sunday starter Justin Verlander will pitch the opener. Minnesota also will push back Kyle Gibson to Tuesday when the Twins open a three-game home series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Noh wins by two strokes at New Orleans

Noh Seung-yul became the fourth South Korean player to win on the PGA Tour when he captured the $6.8 million Zurich Classic of New Orleans by two strokes on Sunday.

Wearing a black ribbon on his cap in memory of the more than 300 victims of the recent Korean ferry sinking, Noh displayed composure beyond his 22 years when he carded a one-under-par 71 in strong winds at the TPC Louisiana.

"Dreams come true," Noh told reporters after collecting $1.224 million for his first tour victory.

He always held at least a share of the lead during the final round and finished at 19-under 269, while Americans Andrew Svoboda (69) and Robert Streb (70) tied for second on 17-under.

Noh won at the same tournament where trail blazer K.J. Choi 12 years ago became the first Korean to win on the PGA Tour.

Choi now has eight victories, while countrymen Yang Yong-eun (two) and Bae Sang-moon (one) have also won.

American Kevin Na, who was born in South Korea but moved to the U.S. at a young age, also has one victory.

— Reuters/Staff reports

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